The Kiwi is Ashford's most popular spinning wheel!
The Kiwi 2 was discontinued in Fall 2018, but we may be able to order one for you by special request (while supplies last).
Kiwi wheels come in either natural timber or lacquered finish and are easy to assemble. We recommend applying a wax or other finish to natural wheels before assembly. (The Ashford Finishing Wax Polish is perfect for this!)
- Single Drive Scotch Tension (Flyer-Led)
- Double Treadle
- 2 speed whorl with 5.5, 7.25:1 flyer ratios
- 3 Sliding Hook Flyer Bobbins and built-in Lazy Kate
Optional Kiwi accessories include the Kiwi High Speed Kit and the Kiwi Super Flyer Kit.
Visit the Ashford product page here for tutorials and assembly manuals.
In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts Ltd, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality spinning wheels, weaving looms and textile equipment.
Today we, together with our loyal team, have produced over 900,000 wheels and looms.
We use only the finest native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood, sourced from sustainably-managed forests with Forest Stewardship Council approval.
Our wheels, looms and carders are the result of more than 80 years’ experience, customer feedback, research and development. Available in natural wood or finished with eco-friendly water-based lacquer. They are designed to be simple, easy to assemble and finish and fun to use.
Experience the joy and pleasure of creating your own unique yarns, fabric, garments and homeware using our wheels, carders, looms, fibres and yarns. Relax knowing your crafts are sustainable, renewable and environmentally-friendly.
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